Tue July 31, 2012
Hard Hitting: Softball, Child Poverty, and Medicaid Breach on Access Utah
A report released by the Annie E. casey Foundation Wednesday shows 16 percent of children in Utah live below the federal poverty threshold. The 2012 Kids Count Data Book analyses the well-being of children across the nation using indicators such as education, health, economic well-being and community.
We have Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck on to talk about the political process and child poverty, we have Terry Haven and Karen Crompton from Voices for Utah Children to discuss the report and what it means for Utah.
Then, we slide into a discussion with former Utah softball players Donna Poll, Wilma Hunsaker, and Fern Gardener of the Utah Shamrocks. The Shamrocks were honored last Friday at the Salt Lake Bee's game, and actress Greena Davis threw the first pitch to celebrate the film, "A League of Their Own" and the era of the Shamrocks. Lastly on the program we'll talk to Sheila Welsh-McDonald about the statewide workshops for the March Medicaid breach. The series of workshops will assist individuals in setting up credit monitoring and answer questions.